Newsletter for Sunday 23rd April 2017

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd April 2017



Sunday 23rd April 2017

Pastoral Care at Resthaven
Cate Baker spoke well with us on Palm Sunday about her work in chaplaincy with Resthaven aged care. Some members have felt that they may wish to support that work with pastoral visiting.
I’ve invited Cate to come to AUC and meet with interested folk next Thursday (27th April) for an information session.
She can be available at either 11.00am or 2.00pm.  Let Geoff of Sharyn know if you are interested and at what time.
From Church Council
“Easter – what a special time in the Christian Church calendar. Athelstone held three very different and complementary services over the period.  Feedback so far has been very positive on each of the services, but we love to have your thoughts too.  A big thank you to all those who co-ordinated, led and contributed in so many ways to the services.
Church Council met on Tuesday night and progressed through a sizable agenda with the following items of particular note:

  • Arrangements are now in place for the audit of the Church’s financial statements over the next month or so.
  • A Building Surveyors and Certifying firm (BuildSurv) is to do a survey and report on the building condition and safety aspects of the Church complex to inform future improvements and maintenance.
  • Continuing discussions are occurring surrounding the formation of Portfolio Groups to carry out and advance church activities in the areas of Worship, Pastoral Care, Outreach, Finance, Facilities and Wider Mission.

We all would like to welcome back Geoff Hurst from his sick leave and continue to wish him a sound recovery.
Church Council appreciates your ideas, continuing support and most importantly prayers in progressing God’s call.”
You may already have given to support this urgent request through other organisations.   If you haven’t and wish to do so through Act for Peace there are envelopes available in the porch.   Your gift will save lives.
Sunday Evening Service
Sunday 6.00pm service is currently having a short break and will recommence on Sunday 30th April.
A small group will continue to meet for a coffee.    Please contact Di Curtis (0419-862-606) for further details.
ToFs  –  Tuesday May 2nd we will be visiting the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum
This includes a blacksmith demo by Fred Schmal, a tour over the museum and gardens and afternoon tea provided by the volunteers.    All friends, partners and members of our congregation are welcome.
When confirming our booking we have to advise the museum of our numbers (for catering purposes) so could you please confirm with Jenny or Ros if attending, by Thursday 27th April, (also let us know if you require transport).
We will be leaving from the Church at 1.15 pm.   Cost $10.00 includes entrance fee and afternoon tea.
Police clearances are a good way of keeping us all safe.  If you have received a updated clearance recently, please give a copy to the office for our records.   Sharyn
2017 Christmas Tree Festival
In November we will again be holding our Christmas Tree Festival.
Preparations are already underway and we are looking for assistance in organising this year’s event. We will be holding an initial meeting to chat about the Festival on Monday the 1st of May at 7:30pm at Julie Goldsmith’s house. If you are interested in being involved or would like further information, please give Julie a call on 8337 0815 or 0418 811 556.
Friendship Club – In recess for school holidays
Wider Church – Please continue to use the link to UC e-news at
Check out the Church Notice board for items of interest

Stay and Play Playgroup

10.00 to 11.30 am (please note change of time) at Athelstone Uniting Church, corner Fox Avenue & Kantilla Drive.
Term 2                  9th May               23rd May            6th June               20th June            4th July
Bruce & Joy Stewart  Phone: 83362671 or Email:
Bible Readings
23rd April –  Acts 2:14a, 22-32,  Psalm 16,  1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31
30th April –  Acts 2:14a-36-41, Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19, 1 Peter 1:17-23,  Luke 24: 13-35

Roster for 30th April 2017

  9.30am 6.00pm
Flowers Di Curtis  
Steward(s) & Offering Sheralyn & Pat  
Notices Barbara Hurrell  
Scripture Reader Jayne Nicholas  
Data Projector    
Sound Don Brown  
Building Steward Richard  Read  
Offering Count S George/G Jennings N Wrede
Tea & Coffee Barbara & Eric Hurrell  

What’s on this Week   (23rd   30th April)

Monday               4.45-6.45 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Tuesday               5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Wednesday        6.30-8.30 pm Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium),  6.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Thursday             5.30-7.30 pm Reach your Feat (Top Hall)
Saturday              10.00-11.00 am Waratah Calisthenics Club (Auditorium)
Sunday                 9.30 am Church Service